Saturday, December 20, 2014

Restaurants

If food is important to you then Puerto Rico is the place to be. The island of Puerto Rico offers a wide variety of restaurants that have been influenced by cuisine from around the world. Whether you are searching for: local Puerto Rican food, South American, Caribbean, Asian, European or American, Puerto Rico has a restaurant for you.

From the Condado and Isla Verde area, to Old San Juan and Ponce, you will be able to find a restaurant within easy reach that will be able to satisfy your taste buds, as well as your budget.

The restaurants listed here on Visit The Coqui are not exhaustive and are based on researching available reviews elsewhere, and where possible personal reviews. It is intended to give you a feel for what restaurants are available here in Puerto Rico.

Old San Juan

Amadeus
The restaurant is located in an 18th century building in Old San Juan, across from the the Iglesia de San José. From the reviews I have seen, this is a place that is worth checking out.
Cuisine: Caribbean
Location: Calle San Sebastián 106

Al Dente
This Sicilian restaurant is one of the oldest Italian restaurants in Puerto Rico. Located in Old San Juan, the restaurant is popular with locals and tourists alike.
Cuisine: Italian
Location: Calle Recinto Sur 309
More information at their website

Barrachina
On Friday / Saturday nights you could also check out the Flemenco Dance show 8pm – 9pm
Cusine: Puerto Rican
Location: 104 Fortaleza Street
Website: www.barrachina.com
787-721-5852

Barú
Cuisine: Puerto Rican tapas
Location: 150 Calle San Sebastian
Website: www.barupr.com
787-977-7107

Café Amapola
Cuisine: Puerto Rican and contemporary
Location: 280 Calle Norzagaray
Website: www.cafeamapola.com
787-723-8282

Café Berlin
Cuisine: Puerto Rican and International
Location: 407 San Francisco Street
787-722-5205

Café Manolín
Cuisine: Puerto Rican
Location: 251 Calle San Justo
Website: www.cafemanolinoldsanjuan.com
787-723-9743

Caña Rum Bar & Restaurant
Cuisine: Rum Bar sering Puerto Rican
Location: El Convento Hotel, 100 Calle Christo
787-723-9200

Dragonfly
Cusine: Asian
Location: 444 Fortaleza Street
Website: www.oofrestaurants.com
787-977-3886

El Picoteo
Cuisine: Tapas and Puerto Rican
Location: El Convento Hotel, 100 Calle Christo
Website: El Picoteo
787-723-9200

Hard Rock Café
Cuisine: American
Location: 253 Recinto Sur
Website: Hard Rock Cafe
787-724-7625

La Bombonera
This is a staple for local Puerto Ricans. The restaurant has been serving homemade Puerto Rican food since 1902. The restaurant is located in Old San Juan and is a great place for breakfast or brunch.
Cuisine: Puerto Rican

La Fonda del Jibarito
Cusine: Traditional Puerto Rican
Location: 280 Sol Street
787-725-8375

Old Harbor Brewery
This is the only Microbrewery on the island.
Cuisine: Microbrewery serving Steaks and Seafood
Location: 202 Tizol Street
Website: www.oldharborbrewery.com
787-721-2100

Raices
Cuisine: Puerto Rican
Location: 315 Recinto Sur Street, Old San Juan
Website: www.restauranteraices.com
787-289-2121

Parrot Club
An extremely popular restaurant in Old San Juan serving New Latin cuisine that fuses traditional Puerto Rican cookery with Spanish, Taíno, and African influences.
Cuisine: Caribbean
Location: Calle Fortaleza 363
More information at their website

Condado / Isla Verde

Ajili Mójili
Is a great place to go to sample authentic Puerto Rican food. The restaurant has a new location in the Condado area on Ashford Avenue.
Cuisine: Puerto Rican
Location: Ashford Avenue (close to Condado Plaza Hotel)
Coqui Review…
Ajili Mójili Review, June 17 2007

Ropa Vieja Grill
This restaurant serves traditional Cuban and Puerto Rican food. The restaurant is very popular with locals as well as visiting tourists. If you are looking for great food and a great atmosphere, then you should check this place out.
Cuisine: Cuban / Puerto Rican
Location: Ashford Avenue (close to Condado Plaza Hotel)
Coqui review…

Metropol
Authentic Cuban and Puerto Rican cusine at affordable prices
Cuisine: Cuban / Puerto Rican
Location: Av. Isla Verde
Coqui Review

Italian
Ristorante Tuscany
Located in the San Juan Marriott Resort, Condado, San Juan. The restaurant serves traditional northern Italian style cuisine utilizing fresh local produce.
Cuisine: Italian
Location: Av. Ashford 1309 (San Juan Marriott Resort)

Miros
Great seafood restaurant located in the Condado / Isla Verde area
Cuisine: Seafood
Location: Av. Ashford 1309 (San Juan Marriott Resort)
Coqui review…

North Coast

Salitre
Restaurant is located close to the Arecibo Lighthouse, just feet from the Atlantic Ocean. Specialities include whole baked fish.
Cuisine: Seafood
Location: Arecibo
Coqui Review

Around the Island

The Puerto Rico Tourism Company has designated several restaurants around the island with the title Mesón Gastronómico. If you are looking for authentic traditional Puerto Rico food (as well as international cuisine), then these restaurants would be a good place to start. You can find a list of the Mesón Gastronómico restaurants here.